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Bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1850-1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in overglaze polychrome enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Andrew Burman

  • Museum number:

    C.762-1909

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Bowl of porcelain, painted in overglaze polychrome enamels and gilt. The outside is decorated with four medallions, containing the four characters, fu lu shou xi (Happiness, rank, long life and joy), each surrounded by bats within a border of sceptre-heads, reserved in white on a ground painted to imitate cloisonné enamel with a swastika diaper in red outline on yellow. The inside is decorated with a diaper of the flowers, fruit, foliage and tendrils of a gourd on a red ground. Mark of a brush (bi), an ingot (ding) and a ruyi-sceptre, tied with ribbons, forming a rebus bi ding ruyi signifying "may all certainly be as you desire."

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

1850-1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in overglaze polychrome enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

'fu lu shou xi' inscribed on the outside within medallions
Happiness, rank, long life and joy

Mark of a brush (bi), an ingot (ding) and a ruyi-sceptre, tied with ribbons, forming a rebus bi ding ruyi signifying "may all certainly be as you desire"

Dimensions

Height: 8.3 cm, Diameter: 13 cm

Descriptive line

Bowl, porcelain painted in overglaze polychrome enamels and gilt, in imitation of cloisonné enamel, China, Qing dynasty

Production Note

MW checked

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Glazed; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Ruyi; Gourd; Flowers; Fruit; Diaper-work; Bats; Swastikas

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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